Detained Lanka-e-News journalist Keerthi Rathnayaka’s bail application was taken up on last Friday the 27th and postponed till 8th December.
He, through his lawyers has submitted a Fundamental Rights Petition at the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka on 9th November against unlawful detention.
The reason given for the arrest of Keerthi Rathnayake by the CID was a warning by him to the Head of the Political Division of the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Miss. Banu Prakash on a possible attack on the Indian High Commission in Colombo on the Indian Independence Day. This information was given through a WhatsApp message.
Meanwhile his detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act has been extended till 15th February by and order issued by Minister of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
This is the second detention order issued on him by the Minster of Defence.
The order issued on 15th November follows: